Easy pork tenderloin stir fry recipe, cooked in a flavorful 5-ingredients Asian sauce. You can serve it with white rice, Korean spinach salad, Korean cucumber salad, shredded carrots, radishes, fresh scallion, Sriracha, and/or Gojuchang.
If you are looking for easy pork tenderloin recipes, look no further! You only need to cook this pork loin for about 5-6 minutes in a skillet!
This Asian Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry is so juicy, tender, and flavorful! It's something that your kids will love because of its sweet flavor!
Asian Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry
This pork stir fry recipe is quite similar to Bulgogi, except it's faster and uses fewer ingredients. The meat is marinated without Asian pear or scallion.
This Asian pork tenderloin stir fry recipe is something that you will want to make over and over again, especially on a busy weeknight dinner! It's so quick, packed with flavor, and affordable!
How Do I Make Asian Marinade aka Asian Sauce for Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry:
This 5-ingredients Asian Marinade or Asian Sauce is insanely good!
You can find all the Asian condiments needed for this recipe in your pantry or any local market in your area. It contains light soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic, and brown sugar!
How Do I Make this Asian Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry:
- First, I put the pork tenderloin in the freezer for about 30 minutes until firm around the edges. This will make it easier to slice the meat. I read this tip from Bon Appetit.
- Secondly, I thinly slice the meat and try to cut them all about the same size and shape so they cook evenly.
- Third, it's time to quick-marinade the loin with homemade Asian sauce for at least 10 minutes or up to 2 hours! I personally marinated it for 10 minutes.
- Now, it's cooking time! Cook the pork in two batches. Heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat then cook the first batch of loin undisturbed, until dark brown underneath for about 1 - 1½ minutes (depending on the thickness). Toss the meat, break it up using tongs or a wooden spoon, and continue cooking on the side for 1 - 1½ minutes or until brown.
- Season with salt and pepper if needed. Transfer to a plate.
- Before you cook the remaining meat, be sure to wipe out the skillet to keep it clean. Then add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to cook the last batch.
How Do I Build the Asian Bowl with Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry and Veggies:
- Add carb. Place a generous amount of white rice or brown rice. I highly recommend using long-grain or jasmine rice. Simply cook the rice according to the product packaging.
- Add protein. Add about 2-3 full scoops of Asian Pork Tenderloin stir fry to the bowl. This is a great source of protein plus adds sweetness and savory flavor to the meal.
- Add veggies. Add some Korean Spinach Salad(Sigeumchi-Namul). It's so easy to make and healthy! Or this addictive Korean Cucumber Salad.
- Add more veggies. Add some shredded carrots and radishes or any vegetables of your choice. Just fresh and plain, with no need for seasoning because the bowl is packed with flavor from the meat and spinach.
- Add sauce. To add spiciness, use a teaspoon (or more!) of Gojuchang or Siracha.
How Do I Keep Pork loin from Drying Out?
Pork tenderloin is the leanest and most tender part of an animal. It's the area between the shoulder and back legs.
Pork tenderloin is so delicate and usually weighs just about 1 pound. Therefore, the meat cooks very quickly and cannot be overcooked without ruining its texture. As a result, the meat becomes tough, chewy, and less than appealing.
For this Asian Pork Stir Fry, I just need to cook for about 1 minute on each side because the meat is so thin. Also, pork tenderloin's internal temperature will continue to rise as it rests.
Pork tenderloin is inexpensive, easy to cook, and undoubtedly very crowd-pleasing. Also, conveniently available at any market! This has been my go-to cut of meat for any last-minute dinner ideas.
Check Out More Asian Recipes
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- Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls
- Minced Pork Noodles with Hoisin Sauce
- Chinese Eggplant with Minced Pork
- Kalbi - Korean BBQ Flanken Short Ribs
- Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
- Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
- Singapore Noodles (Xing Zhou Mi Fen)
- General Tso's Chicken
- Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu
- Thai Salad Dressing
- Shrimp and Green Peas Stir Fry
- Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Sesame Noodles
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Best Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry
- 1¼ pounds pork tenderloin
- 1½ tablespoons brown sugar, (Or use 1 - 1 ¼ tablespoons of brown sugar for less sweet version)
- 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
- 1 inch fresh ginger, (grated)
- 2 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, (divided)
For Asian Bowl (Or Choose Your Own Favorite Vegetables):
- fresh carrots
- Korean spinach salad , *click to view the recipe*
- fresh scallions
- fresh radishes
- Korean cucumber salad , *click to view the recipe*
- Freeze the pork in the freezer for 30 minutes, until firm around the edges.
- Combine brown sugar, garlic, ginger, less-sodium soy sauce, and sesame oil into a bowl. Set aside.
- Trim the silverskin then cut the pork tenderloin against the grain into small thin slices. Transfer into a bowl or a resealable plastic bag. Pour in the sauce and gently shake until the meat is covered in sauce, then put it in the fridge for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.
- Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat then cook the first batch of loin undisturbed, until dark brown underneath for about 1 - 1½ minutes (depending on the thickness). Toss the meat, breaking up using tongs or wooden spoon and continue cooking on the side for 1 - 1½ minutes or until brown. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
- Wipes the skillet to clean excess dirt, add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the remaining meat.
To Build an Asian Bowl:
- Add a generous amount of rice, pork meat, spinach salad, carrots, scallion, radish and spicy sauce into a bowl. Enjoy!
I made it exactly as is, and it was delish! Pork was very tender, marinade was just right (not too sweet, not sticky)
I am so glad that this recipe turned out well for you! Thanks for sharing your feedback!
This was excellent. The pork was incredible. Great flavor and very tender. I added seaweed to our rice, and then I went a "cheater" route and just used an Asian salad mix on top for the veggies. Will be making this again for sure.
Thanks for sharing your feedback, Courtney! I love the idea of adding seaweed to the rice! It sounds delicious!
My family loved it. But for me, it was a bit sweet. I will put less sugar in it next time.
Thanks for sharing your feedback, Kristy! How much sugar did you put in? 1-1/2 tbsp or 1-1/4 tbsp?
This was amazing. I used rice noodles instead of rice as it is easier and I prefer them to rice. although in my opinion it did not need them as the other elements were delicious and would be a year "salad".
I think next time I will use honey instead of sugar just for personal preference. I think I'll probably add some chillies in too so it has a bit of heat without adding hot sauce.
Happy New Year! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. Honey would make a great substitute for sugar. Just make sure to cut back the amount of honey (the rule of thumb is 3/4 cup honey for every cup of sugar).
Simple and delicious! I only let it marinate for 10 minutes. I will definitely try it again with a longer marinate time. It might also be good on skewers on the bbq or on a grill pan.
Thanks for trying and reviewing this pork recipe. I am glad that you enjoyed it 🙂
I liked this very much but I doubled the marinade recipe, added some chilis and then cooked the marinade at the end to provide some sauce for the meat. Very good.
Great. Especially in Asian-style recipes some extra chilies can go a long way, love that you added the chilis and cooked the marinade
The link to the salad doesn’t work. Takes you to Amazon to buy oil.
Thanks for letting me know. Here's the correct link to the Korean Spinach Salad.
I made this today for lunch and it was delicious, one of my favorite recipe from now onwards.
I am so glad that you like it. Yes, the pork tenderloin stir-fry definitely makes for a great lunch, especially as a bowl.
Quick and very tasty. Did not disappoint!!!
Thanks for the comment and glad you enjoyed it! I make this one pretty often since I always have those ingredients on-hand.
Delicious! Fresh and filling. I used the cucumber recipe linked in the recipe and that was a fantastic taste. Thank you
Thanks, SG! I really appreciate the feedback on the stir fry recipe, and that you tried and liked the cucumber recipe, too. You just made my day!